Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Southern Christian Stupidity and Intolerance

Ignorance, Not Islam, Is The Enemy

(RNS) In a single vote, the Texas State Board of Education managed to undermine Christian-Muslim relations, hamper religious literacy and impose ignorance on our kids at a time when they need knowledge to live and work in a competitive and integrated world.

Board members--no foreigners to strange and bizarre decisions--voted to scrub textbooks of anything that smacked of a "pro-Islam" or "anti-Christian" bias. Texas textbooks, by their sheer number, end up setting nationwide standards.


Americans Don't Know Much About Religion

A new survey of Americans' knowledge of religion found that atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about major religions, while many respondents could not correctly give the most basic tenets of their own faiths.

Forty-five percent of Roman Catholics who participated in the study didn't know that, according to church teaching, the bread and wine used in Holy Communion is not just a symbol, but becomes the body and blood of Christ.

More than half of Protestants could not identify Martin Luther as the person who inspired the Protestant Reformation. And about four in 10 Jews did not know that Maimonides, one of the greatest rabbis and intellectuals in history, was Jewish.

Hmmm, smarter people know more than dumb people...what a concept.


The South Will Rise Again?

The Poorest States In The U.S. (PHOTOS)

Check this out, each of the poorest eleven States are located in the uber-conservative, evangelical south which also has the highest rates of obesity, high school drop outs, and teenage pregnancy. What sane person would want to be a part of that? And where is this so called conservative fiscal responsibility?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

GOP Sticks it to the Working Class Again

GOP, U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Beat Back Bill To Combat Outsourcing

Senate Republicans beat back an effort by Democrats Tuesday to end tax breaks for companies who send jobs offshore only to import products back into the United States. The House has passed a series of similar legislation over the past several weeks, as Democrats work to portray Republicans as in the pocket of Big Business at the expense of workers, the economy, the trade deficit and the budget deficit.

Monday, September 27, 2010

VA: Making it Easy for Criminals to Get Guns

Gun Crime Study: 10 States Sell Half Of Imported Guns Used In Crimes

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of the guns that crossed state lines and were used in crimes in 2009 were sold in just 10 states, according to a report being released Monday by a mayors' group.

Those states accounted for nearly 21,000 guns connected to crimes in other states, said the survey by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an association of more than 500 mayors led by New York's Michael Bloomberg and Boston's Thomas Menino.........Forty-nine percent of those guns were sold in Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California or Arizona.

Whole story

Americans Beat 33 Countries to Win Obesity Prize

OECD (the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), a group of 33 countries “committed to democracy and the market economy,” has just released a major report on obesity.

Its main conclusion? The United States population has the highest percentage of overweight and obesity in the democratic, market-economy world.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Republican Pledge - Here We Go Again!

Make sure you catch the last couple of minutes - you get to hear the Republican leadership saying the same crap they were saying 10 years ago. They think you're stupid. I'm sure Bob Goodlatte agrees.
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Postcards From the Pledge
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity -vs- March to Keep Fear Alive

Would you like to attend Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity?

This " a rally for the people who've been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs) -- not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence... we couldn't. That's sort of the point." ...Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
A Million Moderate March!!!

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Rally to Restore Sanity
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Meanwhile, Steven Colbert is having a counter event
at the same time and location!!!

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
March to Keep Fear Alive
Colbert Report Full Episodes2010 ElectionFox News

When?     Saturday, October 30th 2010  Beginning at 12:00 Noon!
Where?    The Mall in Washington D.C.
We would leave the Valley around 8:00am...

Well, let's do so as a team! Join me in working to get as many people from up and down the Valley to build a Carpool Convoy of folks to attend the Rally to Restore Sanity together!  We're also working on filling charter buses.

Think how much fun we'll all have, restoring sanity to the national discourse! 

Click here to visit our local Facebook Rally page.  Let us know that you'd like to join the growing Valley Group!

Let's take it down a notch, for America!

My thought is to set up central assembly locations where folks can meet and load up for a wonderful day's adventure. There could actually be several up and down the Valley! We could establish one in Staunton, one in Harrisonburg, one in Roanoke, Lexington, Waynesboro, Woodstock  etc...

What are your thoughts? Are you in?!!! Do you want to be part of a really cool and fun, and meaningful event?

Would you like to coordinate a group in your area?

I'm looking forward to hearing from you, and to enjoying the day with you!

Sincerely yours,

Lowell Fulk

Click this link to go to the official Facebook event:

Friday, September 10, 2010

Who Would Jesus Vote For?

So we were having a conversation today with a minister and Bible scholar. Here's the short version:

Number of times Jesus condemns homosexuality: 0
Number of times Jesus condemns divorce: 4
Number of times Jesus condemns adultery: 9
Number of New Testament verses condemning the rich: 20+
Number of New Testament verses condemning gay marriage: 0

These Christians follow His teachings. Blessings to Pastor Steve Stone of Heartsong Church! He walks the path.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Campaigner-in-Chief

Pity the Republican Party, the Campaigner-in-Chief has entered the fray. As Steven Colbert said the other night, "Reality has a Liberal bias".

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Valley Democratic Celebration of the American Worker!

Join Valley Democrats on September 12!
Fellowship with several hundred of your best friends in the Valley!

Sunday, September 12 --- The JMU Grand Ballroom
5:30pm Cash Bar --- Silent Auction
6:15pm Dinner and Program

Entertainment:  Glick and Phillips

Mayor of Harrisonburg --- Kai Degner
House Minority Leader --- Delegate Ward Armstrong
Former Democratic National Committee Chair --- Terry McAuliffe

JMU Festival and Conference Center
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, Virginia

For information call
Deb Fitzgerald at 540-434-8900